We have researched and booked a lot of hostels, guesthouses, bed & breakfasts, hotels, apartments, and houses all over the world. Our stays have been between 1 night to 3 months long. Being on the road continuously since 2014 has really given us a chance to sample a lot of what is offered.
The companies we have listed on this page are the exact ones we have used at one time or another when we travel. We were either impressed with their services, information, and reliability or we were able to save money with their deals. That is why they are listed. They are the best we have found so far and they seem to continually offer the best deals. Since we are constantly finding new information, we suggest you check back here before your book your trip.
NOTE: One of the best tips we can pass on is to always check the reviews before you book any accommodation. I am talking about reviews from people who have stayed there. When we book, besides price, we are looking for location, cleanliness, facilities, and security.
PRICE: We have found that we can book a private room (sometimes with its own bathroom) for the same amount or a tad higher than the cost of 2 dorm beds.
LOCATION: Try to stay close to the area of town you want to see. Travel back and forth from an inexpensive accommodation will eat up any savings you might have earned. Also look around for places to eat that are close.
CLEANLINESS & FACILITIES: These usually go hand in hand. Trust the reviews. No one is going to give good marks to a place that is unclean, no hot water, bad plumbing and no heating or cooling of some kind.
SECURITY: Knock on wood, we have never had anything stolen from us. But we have heard such horror stories of travelers who have lost cameras, clothing or everything and that includes their sense of security.
We have always checked several sites each time we are looking to book any travel plans. However, after checking a few sites, we then go to the specific Carrier's site to see if they have an even better 'unpublished' deal.
This is MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SITE, my Home Away From Home. Whether an apartment for a night or for a month. The longer you are able to stay the more you can save. You have the use of the whole house or apartment with all the extras that go with it. This is how we use AirBNB.
Once you get into a monthly rental, you can save up to 80% of the nightly rates. . . the normal reduction is 50% off.
AirBNB is letting us give you $40 off your first stay if you use our link.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you, and we would earn a commission if you make a purchase. We have used all the companies listed and we recommend them because they are reputable and have made our travels easier. If you are ready to book your trip and would like to support this website in some way, using these links will help do exactly that. Everybody wins and if you have any questions about the companies, e-mail us. We'd be happy to answer any questions about the companies you have.